Each month we are going to take a look at what is being leaked and the rumours about new handsets in the mobile phone world. As we move towards Autumn, there are quite a few expected handsets to talk about.
Expected later this month, the Nord is OnePlus’ entry level phone. It should have a 6.55” AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate for much smoother scrolling. It is also rumoured to have a Snapdragon 765 chipset to support 5G, quad array rear camera and a dual selfie camera. All this is expected to be under £500, so is one to watch!
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 range
There is a lot of speculation about what is and is not included in the latest version of the Note. There have also been some leaks of a gorgeous looking bronze version that hopefully will see the light of day. It is anticipated it will have a near 7” AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear camera array with periscope lens and 4500 mAh battery with 45W fast charging. Expect to see it in August
Apple iPhone 12
Apple normally release new iPhones in September, but the word is that this will possibly be delayed by at least a month this year due to Covid19 affecting the supply chain. From the leaked pictures available online, don’t expect much change to the looks of the iPhone 11 for the 12. However, it should be 5G, have a 120Hz screen refresh rate and improved cameras. All of which make for a pretty impressive package to look forward to if you are an Apple fan.
Google Pixel 4a
This one has been talked about for a long time and is expected imminently, which seems strange as the 5 is now starting to feature in rumours. As it is an entry level Pixel phone don’t expect too much, LCD screen, Snapdragon 730 chipset and a single main and selfie camera with a small capacity 3080 mAh battery are expected.
Nokia 9.3 PureView
This is another phone that has been much speculated about and the expected release date constantly shifted back. Now expected in Q4 2020, the 9.3 is the top Nokia smartphone that will focus on its Zeiss cameras both front and rear to make it stand out from the crowd. It should also have an AMOLED screen (all other Nokia’s are LCD) with 1440p resolution – true flagship specs.
Big Samsung batteries
Batteries in smartphones have been getting bigger and bigger over the last year with 5000 mAh becoming pretty commonplace now. However, it looks like Samsung is about to take it a step further with an enormous 6800 mAh one. Spotted in the Galaxy M41 in a certification test, we are unlikely to see this phone in the UK, but hopefully the battery will pop-up soon in more mainstream A and S ranges.
See you next month for more rumours and leaks.